Fostering Genuine Positivity: A Managerial Guide

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As a business manager, it is imperative to foster a positive working atmosphere that not only boosts the morale of employees but also enhances their productivity. In the process, it’s essential to avoid resorting to trite phrases or empty slogans that often lead to eye-rolling rather than genuine inspiration. The following guidelines will assist managers in cultivating authentic positivity within … Read More

How to Cultivate a Positive Mindset

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The fast-paced, challenging business environment often tests the resilience and positive outlook of professionals. The good news: cultivating positivity is a skill that can be developed and refined with practice and intention. Below, explore strategies that individuals can embrace to foster a more positive mindset, ultimately enhancing both personal well-being and professional performance. What is Positivity? Positivity isn’t happiness in … Read More

Building Your Team’s People Muscle

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Even in our technologically advanced world, relationships matter. Delivering results but trampling over everyone in the process is not a recipe for long-term success as a team or a business. A team or company culture that can prioritize genuine care for colleagues and customers can not only enhance overall performance but also create a more enriching and sustainable work environment. … Read More

Becoming More of a People Person

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To succeed in personal and professional settings, we need to be more than simply transactional. While we are not suggesting an in-depth discussion about the ongoing geopolitical implications of Guy Fawkes’s actions in 1605 with your barista, we do think there are steps you can take to become more of a people person. Developing a “people-centered” approach means placing individuals … Read More

How Managers Can Foster Intrinsic Motivation in Their Team

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Managers play a crucial role in molding and nurturing their teams. The ability to inspire and motivate is vital, not just for achieving short-term goals but for long-term team cohesion and productivity. One of the most powerful types of motivation is intrinsic motivation – the drive that comes from within, rather than from external rewards or pressures. Here’s how managers … Read More

Building Intrinsic Motivation: A Guide for Business Professionals

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If you are reading this, you likely already have a decent level of intrinsic motivation. While we all need external validation and support—monetary incentives, promotions, or accolades—we know they don’t provide enough fuel for the length of a career. So, it becomes a question of what motivates you, as an individual, beyond those external factors. What is surprising is that … Read More

How Leaders Can Create a Culture that has a Bias for Action

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If you want flowers to grow, you better have good soil. Cliché? Sure. True? Absolutely. If you want your team to develop a bias for action, a leader has to create an environment where that is possible. An inherent “bias for action” within employees – the drive to get things done, make decisions, and take the initiative – can be … Read More

Developing a Personal Bias for Action

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It is not uncommon to let problems fester in personal and professional relationships—kicking the can down the road— because we a) don’t know how it will go, b) think that it will be uncomfortable or awkward, or c) have a good idea of how it will go based on the last time you gave the same thing a shot. This … Read More